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COMMENTARY: With a greater understanding of the law and by exercising some prudence, parochial schools can protect themselves and open safely this fall.
By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer, EWTN News, 7/27/20
Andrea Picciotti-Bayer is a legal analyst and regular Register contributor.
Last weekend I hauled the suitcase filled with school uniforms stored in the basement up to the living room. I’ve got to order the “next size up” for my young scholars and head out to Walmart to purchase a long list of school supplies before the end of August. Then again, is there a chance that my kids won’t go back to school?
Unlike students enrolled in public schools whose future depends on politicians and school boards petrified of teachers’ unions, my children attend private religious schools — my local parish school and a Classical Christian high school, to be precise. Back in mid-March, our schools sent students home for distance learning in obedience to the state stay-at-home orders. Teachers adapted. They dabbled in distance learning. The results, to be honest, were a mixed bag. That’s why I was thrilled to hear that both schools plan to reopen with real-life classes this fall. …